December 01, 2017
Creation of HIV vaccine closer with new method of eliciting antibodies
Researchers are closer to developing an HIV vaccine by unlocking a key molecule responsible for developing antibodies. (Photo credit: kiril pipo)
November 30, 2017
Report finds school radon testing varies across Canada
A follow-up report by CAREX (CARcinogen EXposure) Canada reveals radon testing varies greatly across public schools in Canada. (Photo credit: wired_gr)
November 29, 2017
Research finds the sexuality and sexual rights of women living with HIV are overlooked
A new paper by health sciences PhD candidate Allison Carter analyzing research on women living with HIV finds women's sexual wellbeing and rights are overlooked. (Photo credit: Silvia Sala)
November 20, 2017
Study finds low opioid treatment adherence among homeless who experience mental illness
A study by health sciences PhD student Milad Parpouchi found low adherence to methadone treatment among homeless people with mental illness and opioid addiction.
October 19, 2017
Pollution responsible for 16 percent of deaths globally
Health sciences professor Bruce Lanphear is a Commissioner and author of The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health that has released a report detailing the adverse effects of pollution on global health. (Photo credit: Lucienls)
October 05, 2017
Master of Public Health alumnus helps address Vancouver overdose crisis
SFU health sciences alumnus Zakary Zawaduk is immersed in developing policies that address Vancouver’s overdose crisis, one of B.C.’s highest-profile health epidemics. (Photo credit: SimonQ)
October 05, 2017
International experience sparks new career interests
Health sciences student Nicola Toffelmire graduates on Oct. 5 not only with a Master of Public Health, but with the title of Canada’s Youth Delegate to the World Health Assembly (WHA) and a completed internship with the World Health Organization (WHO).
October 02, 2017
Study reveals exploitative and inequitable practices of dental tourism in Mexico
A recent study led by SFU health sciences PhD candidate Krystyna Adams suggests that dental tourism industry practices in Los Algodones, Mexico—a medical border town—reinforce structural injustices and exploitation.
October 02, 2017
CIHR-IAPH 2017 Elder-Youth Dialogue on Indigenous Health Priorities
The Elder-Youth Dialogue, hosted by the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health (IAPH) at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) was held during March 12-15, 2017, on the unceded and traditional territories of the Algonquin Peoples.
September 27, 2017
Health sciences students travel to South Africa for second annual field school on HIV and youth
20 health sciences students travelled to Durban, South Africa where they spent two weeks with leading HIV researchers, clinicians and advocates at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine.
September 22, 2017
Study finds any activity—from workouts to housework—is good for the heart
An international team of scientists, led by SFU health sciences professor Scott Lear, has found that physical activity of any kind—from gym workouts to housecleaning —can help prevent heart disease and even death.
September 13, 2017
SFU welcomes Tania Bubela as new Dean of Health Sciences
Tania Bubela, a health law and policy researcher with an extensive health biotechnology and legal background, is Simon Fraser University’s new dean of health sciences.
July 13, 2017
Improving the sexual and reproductive health of people living with HIV
Health sciences professor Angela Kaida wants to help shape health policies and programs to support HIV-affected women to safely achieve their reproductive desires and enjoy healthy and satisfying sex lives.
July 06, 2017
A little strategy goes a long way: How one health sciences lecturer achieved an 80 percent response rate for online course evaluations
Health sciences lecturer Tun Myint's unique approach to encourage completion of online course evaluations led to a notably high response rate.
July 05, 2017
PhD research led by compassion lands health sciences student Trudeau Scholarship
2017 Trudeau Scholar Milad Parpouchi elected to pursue his PhD at SFU Health Sciences despite receiving a generous entrance scholarship from another university.
June 28, 2017
Medications for Schizophrenia: Impact on Crime and the Importance of Supported Housing
Health sciences researchers Stefanie Rezansoff and Julian Somers have published a series of studies examining the relationship between antipsychotic medication adherence and repeat criminal activity, as well as effective interventions for those who are homeless. (Photo credit: SimonQ)